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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2006, 10:31 pm Thread Starter
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It's dangerous out there

Found this link on an FJR site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1UHzdfjTUA
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2006, 10:54 pm
 
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From what I could see...Rider was going too slow in the wrong lane.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 6:02 am
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From what I could see...Rider was going too slow in the wrong lane.
I think you are mistaken. Clearly the rider was rear-ended and there is no excuse for that. Don't think I would want you in a jury box for me if I was the motorcyclist in the video.:wtf

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 6:17 am
 
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no......
the rider was driving the proper speed
the dumbass driver was looking at the accident scene... that car on the side of the road, not paying attention

clearly, 100% driver error
that rider was being cautious with vehicles on the side of the road

after the accident, you saw the LEO running from behind.....
the video was taken from a police car camera....
it was stopped behind that vehicle
it is all obvious joe
watch it again
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 6:20 am
 
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From what I could see...Rider was going too slow in the wrong lane.
You are an idiot.

In the UK that is the slow lane

Because of the traffic pulling onto the freeway, the rider was obviously slowing down as he should have

The car is 100% at fault in this accident. The driver was probably on the cell phone and not paying attention at all.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 6:51 am
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Well, I was going to mention that the video was from the UK and thus the biker was in the slow lane, but I see someone beat me too it.

I was planning on being less harsh though, as I don't see the need to insult in order to enlighten.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 6:58 am
 
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Every time a bike gets hit by a cage, everyone on these rider forums points at the cage INSTANTLY! Personally, I'm of the belief that 99% of the time it's the RIDER'S FAULT! If you use these videos as a learning tool, it might actually save your life someday.

But if you guys want to point at the cages all the time, and play the victim's role all of the time...go for it. As for me, you won't see me getting rear-ended by anyone because I ride more defensively than that. That rider had no business being in the left lane while there was obviously something going on in the left berm. He should've been in the RIGHT LANE.

Yes, it dangerous out there...but LET'S USE OUR HEAD!!!
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 7:44 am
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It's hard for me to say who is at fault since I can't see what's happening before the accident. It looks like the bike was changing lanes because he appears to be moving from right to left. That said, the car driver was going to fast for the conditions and couldn't stop before impact. I agree with the statement that the bike should have been in the right lane due to the stopped cars, but so should everyone else probably.


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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 11:54 am
 
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[QUOTE=messenger13]Every time a bike gets hit by a cage, everyone on these rider forums points at the cage INSTANTLY! Personally, I'm of the belief that 99% of the time it's the RIDER'S FAULT! If you use these videos as a learning tool, it might actually save your life someday.

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ARE U OUT OF YOUR MIND? Do you have a mind?

Hope it never happens, but when you are beaned from the rear, I want to be there to see you get up and apologize to the driver that just hit you FROM BEHIND!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 2006, 12:06 pm
 
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The only way that I'd get hit from behind is at a red light. While traffic is moving, I'm going FASTER that the rest of the clueless cagers.

And YES...I AM FREAKIN' OUT OF MY MIND! THAT'S WHY I RIDE!!!
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